Softpedia Editor's Review for Yahoo Messenger Spy Monitor 2013
Log Yahoo! Messenger text and video chats
Written by Bogdan Popa on March 22nd, 2012
Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor is a powerful Windows application designed to help you record Yahoo Messenger conversations and take screenshots of the webcam based on user-defined parameters.
In essence a keylogger addressed to Yahoo Messenger users, the application is pretty easy to configure, but it's strongly recommended to check every option carefully to get the best results.
One of the best things about Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor is the so-called “Stealth Mode”, which is actually a separate feature of the program that launches it on Windows Startup, hides the uninstall entry in Add/Remove Program list and hides the installation folder. Plus, you can define a hotkey to call the program and a password to protect the software.
Additionally, you can configure an email account and automatically send emails with conversation logs to a user-defined address, while the tool also offers FTP support to upload the logs to a certain server.
A task scheduler is also available to start logging messages at a configured time, while reports can be compressed as ZIP or even deleted after they are sent to email or uploaded to a FTP server.
The capture screen utility lets you configure the interval to take new screenshots, the image quality and the maximum amount of archived images in order to save space on local disks.
Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor works with most new Yahoo Messenger versions and runs just fine on all Windows versions, without the need for administrator privileges on Windows 7.
Overall, Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor is a tool that does its job and provides a great amount of features. Plus, its “Stealth Mode” is very effective and keeps the program away from unauthorized access.
Yahoo Messenger Spy Monitor 2013 description
Here are some key features of "Yahoo Messenger Spy Monitor 2013":
Log Yahoo! Messenger Chats:
· Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor monitors and records all versions of Yahoo! Messenger chat conversations with time stamp, user names and all incoming / outgoing messages.
Run in Stealth Mode:
· Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor run absolutely invisibly under Windows systems and does not show in Windows task list. You can also choose to hide or unhide Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor icon and its uninstall entry.
Protected by Hotkey and Password:
· You can unhide Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor from the Stealth Mode with your custom Hotkey and protect its access with password. The hotkey is only available in your own Windows user account where Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor is installed. Therefore, other users won't be able to get your hotkey by enumerating key combinations or accidentally.
View Logs on Local Computer:
· You can view log records directly from Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor main interface, delete selected logs or clear all logs, search logs with keywords or export log records to reports in HTML format.
Receive Reports Remotely:
· Send HTML format log reports to a specified email or FTP server like every 60 minutes. There is an option to compress the report as .zip file to reduce its size dramatically. Therefore, it is much easier for internet delivery.
· You can set starting time for each task to automatically start the monitoring job if you don't want Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor starts monitoring with Windows startup.
· Configure Yahoo! Messenger Spy Monitor with quick start Wizard step-by-step and change settings on its control panel at any time. User-friendly graphical program interface makes it easy for beginners.
· Intel Pentium III
· 512MB RAM
· Yahoo! Messenger
· Only 50 screenshots can be captured and stored
· An icon is displayed on desktop screen to disable Stealth Mode
· Log data is not included in delivered reports
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Supports Windows 8.